British Indians

British Indians are citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) whose ancestral roots are from India. This includes people born in the UK who are of Indian origin as well as Indians who have migrated to the UK. Today, Indians comprise about 1.4 million people in the UK, making them the single largest visible ethnic minority population in the country. They make up the largest subgroup of British Asians and are one of the largest Indian communities in the Indian diaspora, mainly due to the Indian–British relations (including historical links such as India having been part of the British Empire and still being part of the Commonwealth of Nations). The British Indian community is the sixth largest in the Indian diaspora, behind the Indian communities in the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Nepal. The majority of British Indians are of Punjabi and Gujarati descent, with smaller communities of Tamilian, Bengali, Malayali, Konkani, Marathi and Telugu communities.[2]

Indians in the United Kingdom
(British Indians)
Total population
United Kingdom 1,451,862 (2011)[1]
England 1,395,702 (2011)
Scotland 32,706 (2011)
Wales 17,256 (2011)
Northern Ireland 6,198 (2011)
2.3% of the UK's population (2011)[1]
Regions with significant populations

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